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Post-mortem on Dutchman stabbed to death in Ballymun

A post-mortem is currently being carried out this morning on an identified man in his early thirties found stabbed yesterday.

File image of Linnbhla Apartments, Ballymun
File image of Linnbhla Apartments, Ballymun
Image: Google Streetview

THE MAN, WHO gardaí have yet to name, is in his early thirties and originally from The Netherlands.

He was found stabbed to death on the first floor of the Linnbhla apartment complex at Santry Cross, Ballymun in North Dublin yesterday, but it is believed he may have been dead for several days before being found.

The grim discovery was made shortly after 4pm yesterday evening after gardaí received a ‘999’ call.

The Dutchman had been living and working in Dublin for some time and shared the apartment with a male housemate, who gardaí are currently trying to locate.

The area was sealed off and a technical examination was carried out. The State Pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy also attended the scene to carry out a preliminary examination last night, and a post-mortem on the man’s body at the city morgue is currently underway this morning.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly anyone who was at or near the apartment complex between Friday 30 November and 5 December, to contact them at an incident room which has been set up at Ballymun Garda station, telephone 01 666 4400 or on the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111.

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